SCQF Level: 07
Module Code: MHN005
Credit Value: 20
Term: Term 2
School: School of Social and Health Sciences
An introduction to the human body which is focussed on structure, organisation and function.
The aim of this module is to provide the student with an understanding of the structure organisation and function of the human body
By the end of this module the student should be able to:
1. Describe the structure of the human body
2. Describe the different body systems and their functions
3. Describe the role of biological processes in human life
4. Identify potential problems which might arise when body systems or biological processes fail or become disordered
1 Anatomy of the human body and body systems
Description of the body, its components and systems; skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, cardiovascular, lymphatic, endocrine, digestive, urinary, intergumentary and reproductive systems
2 Body and function
An outline of the function of the systems, component organs and their functions. Development of the body from conception to old age.
3 Basic biological processes
Cell structure and function, function of genes, enzymes, vitamins, neurotransmitters, biology of life and reproduction, homeostasis
4 Common problems
Defining health and illness. What is normal and is difference deviance? Cultural perspectives on normal and desirable. The role of inheritance, lifestyle, illness and the body. External factors which adversely affect the body. Modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors. Approaches to dysfunction, medicine, surgery, lifestyle change, adaption and self management.
Statement on Teaching, Learning and Assessment
This module is delivered in blended learning format with lectures and associated learning tasks taking place online and tutorials taking place face- to-face. In this instance supervised practical activity refers to online learning activity.
Teaching and Learning Work Loads
|Supervised Practical Activity||18|
|Unsupervised Practical Activity||0|
Credit Value – The total value of SCQF credits for the module. 20 credits are the equivalent of 10 ECTS credits. A full-time student should normally register for 60 SCQF credits per semester.